The new format means the club competition will interfere less with the rest of the football calendar, particularly in Europe.
Central midfielder Leon Goretzka was one of those who seized his chance in Monday's opening 3-2 win over Australia.
Both Germany and Chile are amongst the favourites to win the 2017 Confed Cup in the St Petersburg final on July 2.
Ronaldo lamented his side's failure to close out victory over Mexico after conceding an equaliser at the Confederations Cup.
With an average age of 24 years and four months, Germany have the most youthful squad of the eight Confederations Cup teams.
With the likes of key midfielders Mesut Ozil and Toni Kroos rested, the pressure falls on 23-year-old captain Draxler.
Ronaldo insisted that he had a conscience clear, always, as he arrived at Lisbon airport to fly out to the Confederations Cup in Russia.